How to Move to the Next Level as a Writer — 10 Tips That Could Make You Well-Known and Famous

I consider myself an intermediate writer.  I’ve been writing seriously for fifteen years and am just now moving into the publishing game.  Wherever you are in your writing journey, you probably want to move up to the next rung on the ladder.  Here are ten ideas to get there – 1.  Write More That’s reallyContinue reading “How to Move to the Next Level as a Writer — 10 Tips That Could Make You Well-Known and Famous”

Publishing My First Book

When I decided to get serious, to stop planning and start doing this year, my first goal was a writing one.  I decided to self-publish three books in the next year — crazy?  Yes.  But who wants to do anything halfway? The Selection How did I chose these three books?  Well, A Caged Heart Still BeatsContinue reading “Publishing My First Book”

My Book is Alive!!! (well, live on Amazon)

I’m happy!  I was feeling a little behind on my writing goals, so I today I buckled down, finished formatting my book and uploaded to Amazon!  That was a shot in the arm! I still have a good deal of work to get the paperback out the door, but for now it feels like I’veContinue reading “My Book is Alive!!! (well, live on Amazon)”

Higher Levels of Kinship and Inspiration

Today we have a special treat for you; a guest post by rising lit star Rob White!  I love Rob’s ‘The Pull’ series and he is a passionate contributor to the Athens Writers Association.  Enjoy! When I started writing back in 1994 I did so in my parents’ basement. I was a solitary kid despite havingContinue reading “Higher Levels of Kinship and Inspiration”

Cover for My First Book!

I’m releasing my first book, How To Come Alive: A Guidebook To Living the Life of Your Dreams in October and I wanted to share the cover with you.  It was made by the talented Sarah Cerulean (my sister).  The book is coming along nicely and will be available in e-book and paperback formats.  ItContinue reading “Cover for My First Book!”

A Writer’s ‘Most Enjoyable’ TV Shows List

I put the question of this ‘top ten’ to my sister, with the stipulation of ‘most enjoyable’.  The reason was not to exclude hard-to-watch dramas but rather to alleviate the fears that one would have in creating a BEST list.  So this is really about my favorites, not the ones I believe should be onContinue reading “A Writer’s ‘Most Enjoyable’ TV Shows List”

“You Can’t Get Firefly by Rebooting Bonanza.”

My sister Sarah said the above quote and I thought it was so true. We live in a swirling media storm of sequels, re-boots, re-imaginings, prequels, adaptations, updates, and spin-offs.  Our summer movie slates are full of sequels and three-quells and our fall movie schedules are full of play and book adaptations.  The new seasonContinue reading ““You Can’t Get Firefly by Rebooting Bonanza.””

Is ‘Release Day’ an Outdated Term for Self-Published Books?

I am planning the release of my first book at the end of the month and I have a problem — I don’t have a burning desire to email everyone I’ve ever met, Tweet 24-7 about my “GREAT DEAL! ON AMAZON! CHEEP!”, or prime my fans to buy it on day one or else, I’llContinue reading “Is ‘Release Day’ an Outdated Term for Self-Published Books?”

Ten Ways to Improve One Sentence

Warning: insane writers only need apply. “They brought him no sweet lullabies, indeed, the heavy air of the stifling little room sang only with the slight ringing of ghost trumpets, each calling him toward an inescapable future.” — Averil, pondering a sword and a gift from a magical being, in Other Gods Okay — IContinue reading “Ten Ways to Improve One Sentence”